In a new interview, “Young Justice: Outsiders” creators Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, and Phil Bourassa, along with casting director Jamie Thomason, chat about the long-awaited return of the series, what we can expect from this third season, and the stories they’ll be focusing on.
“There’s probably more from the original Batman and the Outsiders comic book run – certainly the first few episodes reflect that,” Weisman said. “Also just the nature of these newer characters – Forager, Halo, and Geo-Force – these are characters who are truly outsiders. On season one and season two, those were the protégés of the Justice League, inspired by the adult heroes, and then the younger heroes inspired by slightly older protégés.”
He continued, “Now we’re dealing with people who aren’t in that inside world of superheroes at all. So they are quite literally outsiders, and for a whole bunch of reasons. So it’s both metaphorical, but it also was sort of inspired by the original Outsiders comic book run. But I’ve also read the Judd Winnick run, and there are some pieces of that in there as well. It’s a mix of all kind of eras.”
“We always try to put our own spin on the material” said Vietti. “We have our own designation from DC, we’re on Earth 16, and we really always played into that to see what we can do, and to respect these great stories and characters that came before us. All so that the hardcore fans can feel connected to these character they know and love, but to always serve them up in slightly different way, so there’s a new take there.”